Pain Management (Google eBook)
Burke is back, but still lurking in the shadows, unable to return home. He is prowling the unfamiliar streets of Portland, Oregon, in search of a runaway teen. By all accounts, Rosebud Carlin is a happy, well-adjusted girl. She doesn’t fit the profile of the runaway kids Burke knows so wellÉand once was. But there’s something about her fatherÉ
Burke knows the street script, but the actors are all strangers. Cut off from his family and his network of criminal contacts, Burke is forced into a dangerous alliance with a renegade group dedicated to providing relief to those in intractable pain by any means necessary. A bargain is struck, and the fuse is lit. Heart-stopping and hard-hitting, Pain Management is the latest bout in Andrew Vachss's thrilling reign as undisputed champ of brass knuckles noir.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: Pain Management (Burke #13)User Review - Larry Bassett - Goodreads
I like a book with really short chapters. Pain Management meets the short chapter requirement. Evidently I am not going to read any literature for a while yet. I already have my next two books stacked ... Read full review
Review: Pain Management (Burke #13)User Review - Mikal - Goodreads
Gritty fast read dealing with similar subjects (child abuse, loyalty, a different view of family, and virtue) that Vachss often deals with. Set in Portland, Oregon rather than New York. Rating 3 1/2. Read full review